Saint Joseph ROMAN CATHOLIC Church
of Masses Weekdays: Monday-Friday at 12:05pm
Weekends: Saturday (Sunday Vigil) at 5:00pm
Sunday at 8:00am, 9:30am and 11:30am
Misa en Espaol todos los Domingos a las 2:30pm y tambien, el tercer Lunes del mes a las 7:00pm
June 25, 2017
of reconciliation Saturday at 4:00-4:30pm
or by appointment
Personal Appointments Please call the Parish Center
Our Parish Family is Served By
Weekly Mass Intentions
Father ST Sutton 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Father Alexander Londono, Migrant Ministry Fr. [email protected]
Father Edward Davey, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Thomas Zayac Deacon Gerald Hanifan, retired
Director of Faith Formation (Confirmation) 973-383-8413 - [email protected]
Kelly Dachisen, Director of Music Ministry [email protected]
Anne Lundgren, Office Manager 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Karen Glowatski, Office Assistant 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Sharon Eltzholtz, Bulletin Assistant 973-383-1985 - [email protected]
Robert Lasser, Finance Administrator
TRUSTEES OF THE PARISH Dorothy Bosi, George Hayek
and Gerard Woodring.
Saturday 6/24 5:00pm Linda Wisniefski Charlie Lundgren
Sunday June 25th
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Philip Truedinger Dennis Nick Dan Coranoto Nicholas A Marino Francis & Stella Covel
Monday 6/26 12:05pm Mary & John Greed
Tuesday 6/27 12:05pm Intentions of Maria Kummer
12:05pm Intentions of the Massotti family
Thursday 6/29 12:05pm Christopher Greed Don Murphy
Friday 6/30 12:05pm Teresa Lamsen Jiminez
Saturday 7/1 5:00pm Margaret Lanterman
Sunday July 2nd
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father Bertil Anderson Victor Biro Louis R. Aprea
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 25, 2017
The Sanctuary Lamp which burns near the tabernacle, is the
reminder of our Lords presence in the Most Holy Eucharist,
burns in loving memory of:
And the hosts and wine, which will become the Holy Body and
Precious Blood of our Lord, were given in loving memory of:
May they be resting in the joy of Gods heavenly kingdom!
Please remember in your prayers the following members of our parish family
who are sick and are in need of the Lords healing presence:
Ron Ayers, Mary Benziger, Father Angelus Croce, Peter De Kleine, Jennifer DiNardo, Pat Fitzpatrick, Kathy Flores, Eileen Fra, Mary Gregory, Deborah
Haff, Kristen Hocken, Bill Kadar, Susan Kadar, Jessica Kirby, Kerri Knight, Jeff Matyas, Karen
Morrison, Ryan Morrison, Don Murphy, Gen Muth, Linda Ross, Michael Ryan, Rita & Tom Zimich.
Oremus Pro Invicem
Take advantage of our online giving program. This is a web based program that allows you to start, stop and change your
contribution at any time. To sign up please go to our parish website at
www.stjosephnewton.org and select Online Giving.
PARISH WEEKEND DONATIONS
June 18 - Collection $7,567 Online Giving $398
Total: $7,965 No more Second Collections $300
Remember our weekly goal is $10,000
Monday, June 26
7:00pm Secular Franciscans (Parish Center)
Wednesday, June 28
10:00am Prayer Shawl Ministry (Parish Center)
Thursday, June 29
1:00pm Legion of Mary (Parish Center)
Sunday, July 2
2:30pm Spanish Mass (Church)
Stained Glass window repairs
This weeks events
July 2, 2017
2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a Romans 6:3-4, 8-11
The Gospel of Saint Matthew 10:37-42
There are sign up sheets at the entrance of the church for the
Diocesan Marian Pilgrimage to
Washington D.C on October 20-21,
or you may call Wendy Cooney at
The following families have registered in our parish. Welcome to our parish community! You are invited to share
your time, talent and treasure with us.
Mr. Russell Shine Mr. Kevin Kear Ms. Melissa Tucci Mr. William Mithory Mrs. Diane Seaman Mrs. Judy Ruggiero Mr. John Fedash Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Stanek Mr. & Mrs. Jose Martinez Jr. Ms. Nadia Ali & Mr. Joseph Jacobson
Saint Joseph Churchs Thrift Shop will be having a 1/2 price sale on everything sold at the shop. You read correctly - EVERYTHING. The sale will be from June 15th through June 30th. The shop hours are Thursday and Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm. Happy Shopping!!!
We give thanks to the following individuals who have made donations to our stained glass window renovation project. We are truly grateful for their generosity and thoughtfulness as we continue to repair the house of the Lord and make it a more beautiful and fitting place to worship our God.
Margaret & Richard Bourque
Agnes & George Hayek
Doug & Kathy Modrow
Have you remembered the poor and hungry before coming to church this weekend?
Each and every week you are kindly asked to remember those less fortunate than we by bringing a can or box of food to church.
It is not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving. - Saint Mother Teresa
During the summer months
we will be putting on the air conditioning units. Therefore, you might want to bring
a sweater or wear long sleeves, as we try to regulate the temperature, so that
most people are satisfied.
There is an old story told about a woman who goes to confession and tells the priest that she was guilty of gossiping. For penance, she was given the task of going to the top of the churchs steeple and letting the feathers from a pillow fly through the town. The second part of her penance was to then, go and gather them all. She said that is impossible! To which the persnickety priest replied; So it is with your words. Once they leave your mouth, they are impossible to retrieve them. My favorite biblical author Saint James once said: With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in Gods likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. (James 3:9-11). Why does he say this? Because Words Matter! I am not looking to make this articular a political piece, but I would like to reference two current issues that touch upon the political sphere to make a point. This past week, we unfortunately witnessed the assassination attempt on several Republican Congressmen by a deranged psychopath (whose name will be intentionally omitted) where Congressman Stephen Scalise (the Majority Whip from Louisiana) was almost fatally wounded. Although the shooter is completely responsible for his reprehensible actions, He like many others, was part of a world that is filled with hate and the dehumanizing of other people. The worst offender of these things unfortunately, is the media. When does this stop? I am a firm believer that the first step in ending any war is when the first person puts down their weapon. There was a time when it was the norm for people to gather and debate a topic and with great respect for each others opinions, the opposing side was always given the right to express themselves. Unfortunately, when universities and news agencies only allow one side of the story (usually their own) to be broadcast and delivered, they do a disservice to genuine dialogue and freedom of speech. But the true tragedy against justice and the ability to express ones opinion is seen when violence is accepted as the norm. How many more times do we have to see violence on college campuses? How many more times do innocent and peaceful demonstrators have to be assaulted, spit upon and even shot at, because their opinion is different from ours? An even more tragic reality can be seen when a young man commits suicide and his supposed girlfriend constantly and persistently eggs him on via texting and social media (as seen in the recent trial Conrad Roys death). Again, Mr. Roys death was at his own hands and by his own will, however, this will was assisted by the words of his alleged girl-friend. Words Matter! Ask the family of Tyler Clementi who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge because his friends streamed a video of him having sex with another man. Why? Because Words Matter!
If you care to google the statistics of bullying (just in New Jersey) you will be shocked at the numbers. Why? What has our society come to? What is our response as a Catholic Christian Community? Again to quote Saint James: But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness (James 3:17-18). So maybe the next time you are engaged in a political or religious debate (two subjects most people should stay clear of), when you are speaking to your wife or husband, an aging parent, your child and yes, even your priest, you need to remember the feathers from the steeple. You need to remember that even though you hold a philosophy, theology, psychology or worldview dearly, does not make you correct and certainly does not give you the right to attack another person either verbally, emotionally, in writing or text and certainly not physically. Our Christian response to disagreements should call to mind the words of Saint Paul when he wrote to the Corinthians for the first time: Love is patient and kind. It is not envious, boastful or proud. It does not dishonor others nor is it self-seeking or easily angered. Love keeps no records of the wrongdoing of others, does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. Not our version of the truth, but Gods. For with God in our hearts, our minds and especially on our tongues, we will be ready to protect, trust, hope and persevere. Why? BECAUSE WORDS MATTER!!! I would like to leave you with some lyrics from Stephen Sondheims Into the Woods as they have been wondrously sung by Josh Groban in his song Children Will Listen:
Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn . Children may not obey, but children will listen. Children will look to you for which way to turn, to learn what to be. Careful before you say Listen to me. Children will listen.
Adult Bible Study
Saint Joseph Church will be hosting a weekly Bible Studies Series
each Monday, beginning
August 7th at 7:00pm in the School Library.
There is a $20 fee for the workbook, bookmark and time chart (the parish will pay the other half to cover these costs). For more details and to register, please visit our website or contact the Parish Center. You do not have to be a parishioner to join us. All Are Welcome!
Ascension Press Time Line Study Series will be used as we trace the history of salvation in the Old and New Testaments.
A New American or Revised Standard Bible will be needed to get the most out of the series.
All are invited to High Tea on Saturday, July 15th at 1:00pm in the Community Center.
There will be a $5.00 donation per person. Seniors(65 and older) are free of charge.
If you plan to attend, please fill out the form below and return to the Parish Center (or put in the weekly collection basket).
You must sign up ahead of time to attend.
# ATTENDING: ______________________________ R.S.V.P. by Thursday, July 6th
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